"Bring me a cup of tea and The Times." - Queen Victoria's first words upon hearing of her succession to the throne.
"Although my neighbors are all barbarians, and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups on my table." - Tang Dynasty
"Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress." - Frederick Douglass
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
"What rescues us from insignificance is the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers." - Carl Sagan
"Before cynicism was a bloody sear across your brow, and when you yet knew you still knew nothing." - Maya Angelou, "On the Pulse of Morning"
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." - Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings
"Be well, do good work, and keep in touch." - Garrison Keillor, The Writer's Almanac